Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Doll A Week 12/52: Alley

This is Alley.  Her birthday is August 25th.  She came to Maryland from a West Coast doll adoption agency that is no longer practicing.  Surprisingly, she is a very proper British young lady!  She loves mystery novels, warm tea with sugar and cream, and shortbread cookies.  She also loves getting a bit of fresh air with a stroll in the garden.

We are a day late in making week 12, but we hope our readership will forgive us for our tardiness.  

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Doll A Week 11/52: Scottish

This Madame Alexander doll was given to me when I was very young.  I don't remember how old I was, but she was a "collectible" doll, not one to play with.  She seemed like a great doll to collect for a girl whose family name could be traced back to the Scottish isle of Iona.  She was packed away for a number of years, but now she is out of the box and on a shelf with some other companion dolls.  The poor girl lost her shoes somewhere along our life journey together, and has a little dirt shows her age, but she is still a special treasure.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Doll A Week 10/52: Sarah Strawberry

This is Sarah Strawberry.  She arrived for my birthday in July of 2008.  She is a tiny little elf of the Sylph tribe from Elfdoll.  She loves the outdoors and was so happy to see the sun shining and the temperatures warming this weekend!  The snow is almost gone from our yard - there are only a few little mounds that were once huge piles of snow.  The daffodils were a few inches tall before we got so much snow last month.  Sarah had to check on them to see how they were doing today.  It was so nice to go outside without a heavy coat.  Soon the daffodils will be taller than her!

Sarah is a practical, no-nonsense kind of elf on minute, and a pretty little princess the next.  She loves wildflowers, talking to the animals, and singing with the birds.  

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Doll A Week 9/52: Alvina

Please meet Alvina.  She is a Goetz Natterer who kept her original name despite our best efforts to find another name.   It means "elf friend,"  which seems to fit her personality just fine.  She came here from across the seas on May 4, 2006.  She lived in the United Kingdom before coming to the US, so she has a unique German/British accent that's quite unlike anything I've ever heard before!  She loves to sew, quilt and do embroidery.  She's great at deciphering directions and helping other people figure out how to finish challenging projects!  We are really glad to have her here.  She is eagerly looking forward to Spring and can't wait to see the yard embroidered with flowers.